Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s comments on his tax returns by saying he would “make a determination over the next couple of months” whether to release his taxes during an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s “AC360” on CNN.
Trump said, “[M]y returns are extremely complex, and I’ll make a determination at the right time. I’m in no rush do it. Nobody’s been bringing it up except for Mitt Romney. And the reason he brings it up is that he lost in the last election, and lost very badly. So, I don’t know why he’s bringing it up. But tax returns are very complicated. I have many, many companies. I have tremendously — I have a very complex system of taxes. And frankly, I get audited every single year. So, mind — unlike everybody else, who never gets audited, I get audited every single year which I think is unfair, but I go through large audits. And that’s the way it is, but we’ll make a determination over the next couple of months. It’s very complicated.”
When asked if he means that he will release his tax returns, it’s just a matter of when, Trump stated, “No. I’ll make a determination. I will be making that determin[ation] over the next, I would say, couple of months, we’ll make that determination.”
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